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Dr. Phillip Lim, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Lim

NuVation Pain Group

5832 Beach Blvd Ste 210 Buena Park, CA 90621

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Dr. Phillip Lim, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Buena Park, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific in 2003 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.


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(714) 676-5541

Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Caremore Medical Group
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Health Net of California
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PacifiCare
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Worker's Compensation
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lim's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Fibromyalgia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Plantar Fasciotomy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Vertiflex Superion Interspinous Spacer (ISS) 

About Me

Care Philosophy

Treating acute and chronic pain patients with a multimodal approach To minimize the need for medications, increase function, and increase the quality of life.  We offer cutting edge regenerative approaches to heal and restore tissue function suc...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Interventional Pain Medicine)
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital
2004
Downey Regional Med Center
Internship Hospital
2003
Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific
Medical School
2003
Loma Linda Unversity/School of Public Health (MPH)
2008
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2003

Languages

  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.5

Based on 44 reviews

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Helpful staff and doctor truly invested in the well-being of his patients.
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I created an account with Healthgrades just to promote Dr. Lim to other patient's with chronic pain. Completely disregard the past reviews: Dr. Lim is a magnificient doctor who takes his time to get to know his patients. At my consult, he did a thorough physical exam and ordered an injection specific to the pain I was having in my low back. After undergoing the injection, I've had no pain for the last 6 months. His staff is phenomenal and kind-hearted, not to mention gorgeous.
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Despite reading disappointing comments, I elected to give Dr. Lim the benefit of the doubt - BIG mistake! Staff did not return calls for appt., waited 2 hrs in waiting room for consult. Prior to procedure, a catheter was inserted for a sedative to be administered before the actual procedure then only AFTER the procedure was done did they ask me if I had wanted the "relaxing medicine". They joked around about it with an "oh well" attitude. Would NOT recommend!
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A couple members of the support staff are a little unorganized and can be difficult to communicate with over the phone. However, I have had excellent experiences with the practitioners. They are very knowledgeable about cutting edge treatments and work hard to answer every question I have. They are appropriately cautious when determining a treatment plan and are always respectful towards patients and others. It really feels like they care about their patients' well-being and enjoy their work.
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Office staff was incompetent and said they couldn't see me because their internet was down and I was late to my appointment. I was technically 20 minutes early to my "actual" appointment. I sat in the waiting room for 10 minutes and no one greeted me or gave me papers to fill out. Then the nurse tells me "I can't be seen because I'm late and I didn't fill out papers." The whole office shut down because of the internet. Who doesn't have a back-up plan or new patient papers printed out?
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Really poor skiils for injection. Needle was not properly shot to arm which caused bleeding.
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Dr. Lim is very knowledgeable and they are very accommodating regarding scheduling. On my first consultation visit, I was seen and diagnosed by his Nurse Practitioner. I have many health conditions and take numerous medications. However, a new one that was prescribed I found out later reacted negatively to a current medication I am taking and would exacerbate some of my current ailments. On my second visit I had to remind them of some information that I had previously given the staff.
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This doctor has a chip on his shoulder. He is a control freak and believes his way or no way is the answer. He is very condescending and provides alternate forms of pain management that when proved unsuccessful, blames the patient for their failure to provide positive results. In my opinion, there are far better M.D.'s located close by that can provide you with superior healthcare. He has little experience, and it shows.
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    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
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